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  1. Standards and working conditions 6 February 2006

    Bulgaria: Education workers continue the struggle

    From 3-4 Feb, EI Deputy General Secretary, Elie Jouen, met with afiliates, the "Syndicat des Enseignants Bulgares" (SEB) and "Syndicat des Enseignants" (PODKREPA). Last november, both teacher unions had to take very difficult actions in the form of an enduring hunger strike in front of the Ministry of Education to...

    Bulgaria: Education workers continue the struggle
  2. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 February 2006

    Australia: Workplace Agreements erode union rights

    EI affiliate the NTEU has condemned legislation identified at the 5th Conference on Higher Education and Research in December 2005, and already being implemented to undercut union rights within the higher education sector.

    Australia: Workplace Agreements erode union rights
  3. Trade union rights are human rights 2 February 2006

    Four Canadian unions sign pact to protect collective bargaining

    EI affiliate the Canadian Teachers' Federation (CTF) has joined three other labour organisations and formally signed a Mutual Aid and Assistance pact to promote and protect collective bargaining in Canada.

    Four Canadian unions sign pact to protect collective bargaining
  4. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 2 February 2006

    UK: Union achieves pay parity victory for college lecturers in Wales

    A landmark agreement that will give Welsh college lecturers pay parity with schoolteachers has just been concluded, seeing £11.5m ploughed into staff pay on top of the £20m invested over 2003 and 2004.

    UK: Union achieves pay parity victory for college lecturers in Wales
  5. Standards and working conditions 1 February 2006

    UK: Victory for hourly paid lecturer

    A settlement in an employment tribunal case may have implications for the pay and conditions of millions of part-time workers in education in the UK.

    UK: Victory for hourly paid lecturer
  6. Trade union rights are human rights 1 February 2006

    Cambodia: Charges Against CITA President dropped

    Please be informed that the charges against Rong Chhun President of the Cambodia Independent Teachers’ Association (CITA), and Kem Sokha, President of the Cambodian Centre for Human Rights (CCHR), Pa Nguon Teang, Deputy President of the CCHR, who were released on 17 January 2006, have been dropped. The charges against...

    Cambodia: Charges Against CITA President dropped
  7. Union growth 1 February 2006

    Bahamas: Strike averted as negotiations begin

    EI affiliate the Bahamas Union of Teachers (BUT) has decided not to take industrial action as they prepare to start negotiations with government negotiators over the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    Bahamas: Strike averted as negotiations begin
  8. Union renewal and development 1 February 2006

    Remembering Coretta Scott King

    Coretta Scott King, civil rights activist and wife of Dr Martin Luther King Jr, has died aged 78.

    Remembering Coretta Scott King
  9. Equity and inclusion 31 January 2006

    EI letter to the President of Afghanistan

    EI sent a letter to the President of Afghanistan on 26 Jan 2006, urging him to take action on the series of attacks targeting educators in schools where children, especially girls, are studying across Afghanistan. EI released a press statement on the same day, asking the international community to redouble...

    EI letter to the President of Afghanistan
  10. Equity and inclusion 31 January 2006

    Press Release 1/2006: Afghanistan - girls’ schooling under threat

    Education International, which represents over 29 million teachers and education workers in the world, a thousand of whom are in Afghanistan, has asked the Afghan President, Hamid Karzai, and the international community to redouble their efforts to guarantee girls’ education in Afghanistan and the safety of teachers who educate girls.

    Press Release 1/2006: Afghanistan - girls’ schooling under threat
  11. Trade union rights are human rights 27 January 2006

    Guyana: Teachers “Stress Day” protest

    EI affiliate the Guyana Teachers' Union (GTU) is calling on its members to take the day off on February 1, dubbing the event 'Stress Day' as a form of industrial action to protest government's imposition of salaries and the manner in which negotiations have been dealt with over the past...

    Guyana: Teachers “Stress Day” protest
  12. Trade union rights are human rights 27 January 2006

    International Trade Union Bodies Meet With UN Secretary General in Davos

    At a meeting with Kofi Annan at the World Economic Forum in Davos on 25 January, the global trade union movement reached "good understandings" with the United Nations Secretary General on a series of key international issues.

    International Trade Union Bodies Meet With UN Secretary General in Davos
  13. Union renewal and development 25 January 2006

    World Social Forum, 19-23 January 2006

    An EI delegation led by Deputy General Secretary, Elie Jouen, participated in the World Social Forum held recently in Bamako, Mali. Two other forums will be organised soon, the first in Caracas, Venezuela and the second in Karachi, Pakistan.

    World Social Forum, 19-23 January 2006
  14. Achieving Sustainable Development Goal 4 25 January 2006

    1-year Master Programme at the Global Labour University now open for application

    As a Global Union, EI is committed to support the Global Labour University. The Global Labour University is created by the Global Union Research Network (GURN), comprising the ILO's Bureau for Workers' Activities (ACTRAV), the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions (ICFTU), the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD...

    1-year Master Programme at the Global Labour University now open for application
  15. Union growth 25 January 2006

    SENA General Secretary appointed as Gabon's new Minister of Labour

    Christiane Bitougat, General Secretary of the Gabonese teachers' union SENA, has been appointed Labour Minister of the new government of Omar Bongo on Jan 19. She is also a member of the Francophone teachers' union committee CSFEF.

    SENA General Secretary appointed as Gabon's new Minister of Labour